JUNO Award Nomination for AKOKA: Reframing Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time
December 26, 2014 Having made clear my discontent with the nominations for the 57th annual GRAMMY awards, I feel more than obliged to recognize that this was actually a rather good […]
June 12, 2014 “Akoka – Reframing Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time” = DAVID KRAKAUER: Akoka; MESSIAEN: Quatour Pour La Fin Du Temps; JOSH DOLGIN (‘So-called’): Meanwhile – […]
Framing a vivid rendition of the “Quartet for the End of Time” are two musical flights of fancy, an improvisation by the extraordinary clarinetist David Krakauer, and an electronic remix of the quartet by Socalled.
Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time is best experienced live — what great work isn’t? In the meantime, and for keeps, this fine, imaginative CD is highly recommended, and will fit right into your shelf next to your Mahler, your Moby, your Moondog and your Mozart. At least that’s where it is on my shelf.
April 2, 2014 Yesterday Oxingale released a new recording with a somewhat intimidating title, Akoka: Reframing Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. This title definitely deserves points (and probably […]
KlezmerShack digs Akoka: “It is stunning. It will officially release on April 1, and if you are at all interested in amazing once-avant garde music, this is a must-purchase. It has replaced (mostly) my older recording. As intended, this is the “Quartet for the end of time” for our time.”